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by FourthStone
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1663
Views: 137507

Re: Acorn Art Thread

I missed the recent Twitch of Art4Eva which I thought was brilliant! But after watching it I wanted to create a beginners guide for anyone interested in how some the tools work and can be used. If anyone has any specific questions or suggestions for improvement please do not hesitate to reach out. L...
by FourthStone
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)
Replies: 125
Views: 1820

Re: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)

Speed bonus on Read & Weep, had to switch to Zero difficulty as the baddies are too random for a speed run. Constructive criticisms if I may, please read with a grain of salt... The controls, I feel like I'm constantly fighting the controls rather than the level, especially the down action. It feels...
by FourthStone
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: The best version of Chess that runs on a model B
Replies: 42
Views: 767

Re: The best version of Chess that runs on a model B

I will take notes of all moves and include them in all the posts. Would anybody be interested in seeing this? NB, all this will be on real original hardware, no emulators will be used by me. This would be a great subject to follow =D> If using an emulator you could at least reduce the huge wait tim...
by FourthStone
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)
Replies: 125
Views: 1820

Re: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)

KarateEd wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:29 pm
What operating system are you using FS?
Windows 7 Ed :?:

Looks like others are also getting the error now, from the error descriptions it seems to be achievement related.
by FourthStone
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)
Replies: 125
Views: 1820

Re: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)

In addition I am now unable to access any play screens withe the following error: ___________________________________________ ############################################################################################ ERROR in action number 1 of Key Press Event for <Space> Key for object oGameRoom:...
by FourthStone
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)
Replies: 125
Views: 1820

Re: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)

Got the following at the end of the training screen: ___________________________________________ ############################################################################################ ERROR in action number 1 of Step EventoKey for object oTrogg: Variable <unknown_object>.<unknown variable>(100...
by FourthStone
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)
Replies: 125
Views: 1820

Re: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)

I am hoping to have a play with this soon, being on the other side of the planet means I am at work right now, the good thing is it sounds like most of the bugs will be ironed out before I can even play :lol: Frak was a school lunchtime favourite for me BITD so very much looking forward to playing i...
by FourthStone
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: New version of PacMan (PuckMan) for the BBC Micro
Replies: 64
Views: 2193

Re: New version of PacMan (PuckMan) for the BBC Micro

Wow! Have been following this thread keenly and really impressed at how great it looks and plays =D>

Only bugs I noticed are the lines on the energisers when the red ghost reversed over one and the half dots around.
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by FourthStone
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1663
Views: 137507

Re: Acorn Art Thread

pixelblip wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:52 am
The people you meet
This image is amazing! If you treat it like a stereoscopic 3d image and focus past it then it takes on 3d properties =D>
by FourthStone
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1704

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

I managed to get to Level 2 - it can be done , but I got a worse score . My highest score was from being on level 1 only and losing all 3 lives on there . I feel your pain, I had a blast yesterday and managed to get through level 1 on my first life, then managed to lose the rest of my lives in quic...
by FourthStone
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1704

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

My main defense if enemy ships are visible is do the old left right left until they disappear, doesn't help if they're on the same y axis though :lol: [-o<
by FourthStone
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1704

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

In theory I have managed to get all the pods but never in a single round, so I go round and round level 1 trying to maximise points. The map is hard enough to navigate but the random shooting ships are what has me swearing the most [-X ](*,) :-#

Score: 49575
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by FourthStone
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1704

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

Congrats Venger on winning season 14 =D>

Wow this is a twitchy game :shock:

Score: 20375
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by FourthStone
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1663
Views: 137507

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Teletext dungeon... wondering if a wire frame wolfenstein would be feasible :-k
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by FourthStone
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo
Replies: 54
Views: 1662

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo

Hitting a mental barrier, seems like a lot of luck required.

Score: 25390
Pengo.PNG
by FourthStone
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo
Replies: 54
Views: 1662

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo

Tricky little game, I'm guessing the only real strategy is to join the 3 special blocks?

Score: 19280
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by FourthStone
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 375
Views: 16892

Re: Teletext paint program

Posted an update on GIT, I'm trying to get a grid based capture working, there is still a small frame drift issue I am trying to track down but it works well enough for the time being for testing. It's mostly working for my running man animation but I haven't tested out any other animations. The imp...
by FourthStone
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster
Replies: 95
Views: 2469

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster

I've played it just enough to know how to get to each area but not always knowing where a certain area is. So, you have helped solve that problem with this diagram. Looks like it came out of the service manual, is that correct? I'd been searching for something on and off for a few days and found it...
by FourthStone
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster
Replies: 95
Views: 2469

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster

Rough layout, haven't checked if it's accurate or helpful... BBC_Micro_Motherboad_Layout.jpg This should actually help a lot of people more than my picture earlier on in this thread. It's fairly accurate from what I can tell. I still get quite lost trying to get to some areas, I see some damage and...
by FourthStone
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster
Replies: 95
Views: 2469

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster

Rough layout, haven't checked if it's accurate or helpful...
BBC_Micro_Motherboad_Layout.jpg
by FourthStone
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 375
Views: 16892

Re: Teletext paint program

I've added a rudimentary bmp / frame import function in TelePaint, due to the way BBC Basic handles reading pixels from the screen it can be slow for large selections, latest version available on GIT. Example of how to import multiple frames: 1. Select the amount of frames you want to work with and ...
by FourthStone
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1663
Views: 137507

Re: Acorn Art Thread

A rough example of a new import utility in Telepaint.

EDIT: I think the artifacts are from the GIF conversion, these won't be present in TelePaint when creating images.
Runner01.gif
by FourthStone
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster
Replies: 95
Views: 2469

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster

Venger wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Here's a small jump in score. I'm trying to like the game but it's not growing on me much.
You have to keep hammering away at it :lol:

Actually I find it really bugs me...

I'll show myself out :oops:
by FourthStone
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1663
Views: 137507

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Did a little test with 16 frames, we're only limited by memory so would be interesting to see what could be done with more frames thrown in.
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by FourthStone
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster
Replies: 95
Views: 2469

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster

"When you press D you get a system status report, if you know your beeb motherboard well you can get to the critical areas and fix them." That's me screwed then :lol: http://www.8bs.com/inbbc.htm I think the bugs will destroy my motherboard long before I learn the layout, a mini map or circuit layo...

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